REVUP Your Business with Hilda Gan

Hilda Gan

REVUP Your Business with Hilda Gan (formerly REVUP Your Potential) is a podcast for small to medium-sized business owners, entrepreneurs, and HR professionals. Each week, we’ll be sharing tips, strategies, and trends on how you can build success in your business. Hilda will share her expertise as a people-centric leader in work culture and human resources, along with guests in marketing, sales, finance, IT, leadership, and the multiple facets of business. If you love to learn and want to find out how you can REVUP your business, join us!

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S5E37: Beyond Stigma: Innovating Mental Wellness for a Brighter Future with Michaela O’Reggio
Jun 18 2024
S5E37: Beyond Stigma: Innovating Mental Wellness for a Brighter Future with Michaela O’Reggio
1 in 2 Canadians will face mental illness by the age of 40. Young people between 15 and 24 are particularly vulnerable, experiencing mental illness and substance use disorders more frequently than any other age group. Human beings are intricately shaped by biological, psychological, social, and internal beliefs. While awareness of the interconnected nature of mental well-being is increasing, the biomedical model continues to dominate. Another significant challenge is that 60% of individuals won’t seek help or disclose their struggles due to fear of stigma. Misunderstanding, fear, and negative attitudes towards those with mental health or substance use issues hinder both individuals from seeking help and others from offering appropriate support. We explore an innovative holistic solution in this episode.Michaela O’Reggio is a Holistic Empowerment Guide and Mental Health First Aid Facilitator who is passionate about continuing her Grandmother's legacy of brightening lives. She empowers organizations and individuals, with a focus on young people and families facing mental wellness and/or relationship challenges such as overwhelm, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Michaela guides them with her holistic A.C.E. approach, including integrated modalities, to achieve extraordinary breakthroughs. Michaela offers a distinctive and impactful approach leveraging her diverse business and holistic professional background, multi-racial ethnicity, and lived experience.In this episode, we move beyond limiting stigma and the traditional biomedical model to embrace compassion and the mental wellness continuum. We present an innovative holistic solution that remarkably addresses mental wellness challenges.Chapters02:06 - What is mental health03:25 - The stigma behind mental illness04:20 - Understanding the mental health continuum 07:40 - How to look for mental health issues in the workplace10:32 - Mental Health First Aid Training13:15 - Where we are in society14:58 - Helping others understand mental health19:43 - Holistic approach to mental health 25:22 - Protective Factor vs Risk Factor 29:30 - Self belief and purpose38:35 - Mental illness in youth40:30 - Where to find MichaelaVisit Michaela’s Website: www.AwakenMasteryWithin.comConnect with Michaela - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/michaelaoreggio…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#InnerSelf #MentalHealthAwareness #EndTheStigma #MentalWellness #MentalHealthAtWork #MentalHealthMatters
S5E36: Use Your Business to Create The Freedom of Time and Finance with Brad Fitzsimmons
Jun 11 2024
S5E36: Use Your Business to Create The Freedom of Time and Finance with Brad Fitzsimmons
Only 1.7% of Canadian Business Owners sell their business, less than the global average of 14.2%, but every business owner eventually has an exit, whether through sale, bankruptcy, dissolution, incapacitation, or death. There are no small business schools, and business owners are doing their best with the skills they have to take care of their families and run their businesses. This often leads to owners becoming overworked with their business becoming a jail of their own design. Brad Fitzsimmons, the CEO of Purpose Driven Freedom. He believes that business owners should use their businesses to create freedom of time and finance. He uses his years of experience as an entrepreneur and built Purpose Driven Freedom to provide business owners with a totally different philosophy for running the business to create freedom of time and finance.In this episode we share the stats behind business owners selling their business, advice on creating an ‘exit strategy’, the importance of succession planning, and more.Chapters01:20 - Intro / how Brad got started with helping small businesses 11:38 - Stats on businesses owners that sell their business19:51 - ’Exiting’ a business24:58 - Advise on the ‘exit strategy’37:26 - Importance of succession planning / where to find BradVisit Purpose Driven Freedom: https://purposedrivenfreedom.com/Connect with Brad - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-fitzsimmons-purpose-driven-freedom…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Business #BusinessOwner #Planning #Entrepreneurship
S5E35: Simplifying Leadership (with Kunal Chopra)
Jun 4 2024
S5E35: Simplifying Leadership (with Kunal Chopra)
Effective leaders recognize that their role goes beyond just a title and managing tasks - leadership is ultimately about people. This human-centric approach not only enhances morale and collaboration but also drives innovation and productivity, as employees feel valued and motivated to contribute their best efforts. Successful leadership fosters trust, engagement, and resilience within teams.Kunal Chopra is the Founder of Getting Ahead. With 25 years of Financial Services and Transformation Leadership experience, he puts the team, its collective success and development first. This has led to employee satisfaction scores of 100% in multiple organizations and a successful track record of delivery recognized by CEO's.In this episode, we discuss what it means to simplify leadership, why it’s about people, the importance of having great mentors, leadership training, building trust, being authentic, and much more.Chapters01:45 - Kunal’s style of leadership success09:26 - Importance of having great mentors 10:50 - Attitudes and styles of leadership17:51 - Importance of trust and authenticity in leadership23:52 - Simplifying leadership - it’s about people26:07 - Importance of leadership training29:58 - Getting Ahead38:15 - Where to find KunalVisit Getting Ahead Education - https://gettingahead.education/Connect with Kunal - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/k-chopra…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Leadership #Training #Communication #EmployeeExperience
S5E34: Increasing Productivity Through Unified Communication - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (7/7)
May 28 2024
S5E34: Increasing Productivity Through Unified Communication - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (7/7)
A unified communication system is essential for businesses looking to enhance efficiency, collaboration, and customer satisfaction. By integrating various communication tools such as email, instant messaging, video conferencing, and phone services into a single platform, businesses can streamline their operations, enabling seamless connectivity for teams. Investing in a unified communication system ultimately leads to increased productivity, stronger team collaboration, and a more cohesive organizational culture across all work environments, including remote and hybrid.In Part 6/7 of our series on Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business, learn what a unified communication system is, its benefits for improving productivity in the workforce, making technology more accessible, and more with HR Expert Neil Cosby, Digital Guru Dianne Clark, and Hilda Gan.Dianne Clark, PMP is a leading expert in creating collaborative workspaces, and CEO of Trendspire Inc, a service provider for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Dianne has assisted countless public, private and nonprofit organizations with strategic growth during uncertain times by empowering leaders with digital tools and strategies for informed and AI-driven decision-making.Neil Cosby is the HR Consulting Manager, and has worked in various industries, in the private and non-profit sectors and in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. A true believer in the necessity of building solid HR infrastructure in any organization that is aligned with the overall business/organization goals, Neil has developed many organizations from the ground up, using his wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in HR systems, recruitment and talent acquisition, health and safety, performance management and labour and employee relationships. Chapters02:56 - What is unified communication?04:08 - Components of a unified communication system06:35 - Loss in productivity and costs of not adopting a UCS12:00 - How technology has improved productivity in the workplace14:48 - How to get started with a UCS19:23 - Helping ease barriers for less tech-savvy individuals / organizations25:36 - Additional benefits / cost saving34:01 - Final thoughtsVisit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Communication #Technology #EmployeeExperience #HR
S5E33: Promoting Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 6/7)
May 21 2024
S5E33: Promoting Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 6/7)
Addressing employee wellness and mental health in the workplace is paramount for fostering positive work culture. Recognizing the correlation between employee well-being and organizational success, companies are increasingly prioritizing initiatives that support mental health. From promoting work-life balance to mental health resources, employers are taking proactive steps to create supportive cultures where individuals feel valued and supported. In Part 6/7 of our series on Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business, learn about impact of burnout on mental health and wellness, psychological safety and causes for stress in the workplace, pitfalls of avoiding difficult conversations, and more with HR Expert Neil Cosby, Digital Guru Dianne Clark, and Hilda Gan.Dianne Clark, PMP is a leading expert in creating collaborative workspaces, and CEO of Trendspire Inc, a service provider for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Dianne has assisted countless public, private and nonprofit organizations with strategic growth during uncertain times by empowering leaders with digital tools and strategies for informed and AI-driven decision-making.Neil Cosby is the HR Consulting Manager, and has worked in various industries, in the private and non-profit sectors and in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. A true believer in the necessity of building solid HR infrastructure in any organization that is aligned with the overall business/organization goals, Neil has developed many organizations from the ground up, using his wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in HR systems, recruitment and talent acquisition, health and safety, performance management and labour and employee relationships. Chapters02:20 - Mental Health, wellness, and the impact of burnout08:33 - Mental health challenges for leaders and executives12:58 - Psychological safety and causes for stress in the workplace16:41 - Monitoring your staff remotely20:55 - Pitfalls of avoiding difficult conversations24:20 - Work-life balance / touchpoint of the employee experience28:00 - Strategies with minimizing stress and promoting wellness30:37 - Ensuring Employee experience in hybrid / remote work models33:50 - Creating ‘we culture’36:23 - Final thoughts, people-centric workplaces39:15 - Where to find us Check out our past and future episodes in the series:Challenges and Benefits of Transformation in the Workplace - https://youtu.be/dIZ3UsV9q00 The Impact of AI on Business - https://youtu.be/Bl5LIokzkuE What is an HRIS and Why is it Critical to Have One - https://youtu.be/CsIVXFnWoT4How to Find and Retain Your Best Talent - https://youtu.be/f1NtWv_JIVk How to Engage Top Talent - https://youtu.be/WrHCZazhyaIPromoting Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - https://youtu.be/N6BGMCXEVT8Increasing Productivity through Unified Communications - 5/28/2024Visit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan
S5E32: How to Engage Top Talent - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (5/7)
May 14 2024
S5E32: How to Engage Top Talent - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (5/7)
Attracting and retaining talent is just as important as engaging employees, and requires more than just competitive salaries and benefits. In Part 5/7 of our series on Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business, learn about the importance of investing in employees, the role of technology for engagement, how to tell if someone is engaged, the importance of communication, recognizing staff, and more with HR Expert Neil Cosby, Digital Guru Dianne Clark, and Hilda Gan.Dianne Clark, PMP is a leading expert in creating collaborative workspaces, and CEO of Trendspire Inc, a service provider for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Dianne has assisted countless public, private and nonprofit organizations with strategic growth during uncertain times by empowering leaders with digital tools and strategies for informed and AI-driven decision-making.Neil Cosby is the HR Consulting Manager, and has worked in various industries, in the private and non-profit sectors and in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. A true believer in the necessity of building solid HR infrastructure in any organization that is aligned with the overall business/organization goals, Neil has developed many organizations from the ground up, using his wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in HR systems, recruitment and talent acquisition, health and safety, performance management and labour and employee relationships. Chapters03:46 - Engaging top talent05:34 - Investing in employees and the role of technology for engagement07:24 - Impact on productivity (lack of technology)11:41 - How to tell when someone is engaged12:32 - Importance of communication and recognizing employees for their contributions16:37 - Employee burnout and wellness25:55 - Investing in professional development28:29 - Tips and strategies for engaging employees for retention32:50 - Final thoughtsCheck out our past and future episodes in the series:Challenges and Benefits of Transformation in the Workplace - https://youtu.be/dIZ3UsV9q00 The Impact of AI on Business - https://youtu.be/Bl5LIokzkuE What is an HRIS and Why is it Critical to Have One - https://youtu.be/CsIVXFnWoT4How to Find and Retain Your Best Talent - https://youtu.be/f1NtWv_JIVk How to Engage Top Talent - https://youtu.be/WrHCZazhyaIPromoting Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - 5/21/2024Increasing Productivity through Unified Communications - 5/28/2024Visit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ #EmployeeEngagement #EmployeeExperience #HR #Technology
S5E31: How to Find and Retain Your Best Talent - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 4/7)
May 7 2024
S5E31: How to Find and Retain Your Best Talent - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 4/7)
People are the greatest assets of a business, and prioritizing recruitment and retention strategies are essential for businesses aiming to achieve sustained success in today's competitive landscape. In Part 4/7 of our series on Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business, hear tips for recruiting and retaining top talent, being creative with compensation, onboarding, and more with HR Expert Neil Cosby, Digital Guru Dianne Clark, and Hilda Gan.Dianne Clark, PMP is a leading expert in creating collaborative workspaces, and CEO of Trendspire Inc, a service provider for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Dianne has assisted countless public, private and nonprofit organizations with strategic growth during uncertain times by empowering leaders with digital tools and strategies for informed and AI-driven decision-making.Neil Cosby is the HR Consulting Manager, and has worked in various industries, in the private and non-profit sectors and in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. A true believer in the necessity of building solid HR infrastructure in any organization that is aligned with the overall business/organization goals, Neil has developed many organizations from the ground up, using his wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in HR systems, recruitment and talent acquisition, health and safety, performance management and labour and employee relationships. Chapters03:51 - A conversation on recruiting talent10:51 - Being creative with compensation / work-life balance19:12 - Tips and Strategies for finding good candidates23:14 - Onboarding27:04 - ATS / Onboarding from a digital perspective31:20 - Tips for recruiters looking for candidates36:31 - Where to find usCheck out our past and future episodes in the series:Challenges and Benefits of Transformation in the Workplace - https://youtu.be/dIZ3UsV9q00 The Impact of AI on Business - https://youtu.be/Bl5LIokzkuE What is an HRIS and Why is it Critical to Have One - https://youtu.be/CsIVXFnWoT4How to Find and Retain Your Best Talent - https://youtu.be/f1NtWv_JIVk How to Engage Top Talent - 5/14/2024Promoting Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - 5/21/2024Increasing Productivity through Unified Communications - 5/28/2024Visit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.#HR #Recruiting #Hiring #Onboarding
S5E30: What is an HRIS and Why is it Critical to Have One (Part 3/7)
Apr 30 2024
S5E30: What is an HRIS and Why is it Critical to Have One (Part 3/7)
An HRIS (Human Resource Information System) is a software solution that combines various HR functions and processes into one system, and typically includes modules for managing employee information, payroll, recruitment, performance management, training, and more. In Part 3/7 of our series on Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business, learn about what an HRIS is, its value from the perspective of business owners, HR professionals, and employees, the impact on productivity, investing in digital tools, and more with HR Expert Neil Cosby, Digital Guru Dianne Clark, and Hilda Gan.Dianne Clark, PMP is a leading expert in creating collaborative workspaces, and CEO of Trendspire Inc, a service provider for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Dianne has assisted countless public, private and nonprofit organizations with strategic growth during uncertain times by empowering leaders with digital tools and strategies for informed and AI-driven decision-making.Neil Cosby is the HR Consulting Manager, and has worked in various industries, in the private and non-profit sectors and in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. A true believer in the necessity of building solid HR infrastructure in any organization that is aligned with the overall business/organization goals, Neil has developed many organizations from the ground up, using his wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in HR systems, recruitment and talent acquisition, health and safety, performance management and labour and employee relationships. Chapters01:26 - What is HRIS?06:16 - Why do organizations need an HRIS?12:49 - Understanding the value of an HRIS (business owners, HR professionals, employees)15:36 - The Hidden costs of not embracing technology + ROI21:28 - Metrics and KPI’s27:04 - Obstacles with selecting and implementing30:05 - Impact on productivity, investing in digital tools34:51 - Final thoughts38:35 - Where to find usCheck out our past and future episodes in the series:Challenges and Benefits of Transformation in the Workplace - https://youtu.be/dIZ3UsV9q00 The Impact of AI on Business - https://youtu.be/Bl5LIokzkuE What is an HRIS and Why is it Critical to Have One - 4/30/2024How to Find and Retain Your Best Talent - 5/7/2024How to Engage Top Talent - 5/14/2024Promoting Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace - 5/21/2024Increasing Productivity through Unified Communications - 5/28/2024Visit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ #HR #HRIS #HumanResources #Technology
S5E29: The Impact of AI on Business - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 2/7)
Apr 23 2024
S5E29: The Impact of AI on Business - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 2/7)
The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on businesses is profound and complex. In Part 2/7 of our series on Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business, learn about the challenges, opportunities, ethical considerations, and the impact of AI on business, with HR Expert Neil Cosby, Digital Guru Dianne Clark, and Hilda Gan.Chapters04:52 - What is AI08:43 - Opportunities in AI16:33 - Challenges with AI21:35 - Ethical considerations with AI23:33 - Social implicationsVisit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#AI #Business #Technology #Impact #Strategy
S5E28: Challenges & Benefits of Transformation in the Workplace - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 1/7)
Apr 16 2024
S5E28: Challenges & Benefits of Transformation in the Workplace - Digital Strategies to Transform Your Business (Part 1/7)
It’s been roughly 4 years since the world was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many businesses to work remotely. Some have returned to work with the mindset of resuming the way things were pre-pandemic — but is that realistic? We’ve created a 7-part series to help you think about the changes that are happening and what you should be considering if you want to attract and retain your people. Our first episode is about transformation, the role of leadership and communication, overcoming resistance, and the challenges and benefits of change.Dianne Clark, PMP is a leading expert in creating collaborative workspaces, and CEO of Trendspire Inc, a service provider for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). Dianne has assisted countless public, private and nonprofit organizations with strategic growth during uncertain times by empowering leaders with digital tools and strategies for informed and AI-driven decision-making.Neil Cosby is the HR Consulting Manager, and has worked in various industries, in the private and non-profit sectors and in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. A true believer in the necessity of building solid HR infrastructure in any organization that is aligned with the overall business/organization goals, Neil has developed many organizations from the ground up, using his wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in HR systems, recruitment and talent acquisition, health and safety, performance management and labour and employee relationships. Chapters05:01 - What does transformation mean?08:02 - Challenges of change post-pandemic14:40 - The role of leadership in transformation (communication and more)20:05 - Change23:57 - Tips to overcome resistance to change, data and ROI26:37 - Benefits of change and transformation30:07 - Final thoughts34:13 - Where to find usVisit Trendspire - https://www.trendspire.com / info@trendspire.comConnect with Dianne Clark - ca.linkedin.com/in/trendspire Connect with Neil Cosby - www.linkedin.com/in/neil-cosby-chrl-mba …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Business #Strategy #Transformation #Technology #COVID19
S5E27: Why Professional Headshots Can Help You Attract Clients You Desire with Veronica Kucherov
Apr 9 2024
S5E27: Why Professional Headshots Can Help You Attract Clients You Desire with Veronica Kucherov
Having a professional headshot is an investment in your personal and professional success, and crucial in today’s digital age. Whether for making positive first impressions, enhancing credibility, building trust or personal branding, how you present yourself to the world and prospective clients makes all the difference.Veronica Kucherov is the owner of Vongue Art Photography - a full-service portrait studio in Toronto specializing in headshots and personal branding. Veronica's mission is to help camera-shy professionals look and feel their best in photos through carefully crafted fully-customized photo sessions. You deserve to have portraits that make you feel beautiful and proud!In this episode, we discuss the not-so-obvious benefits of professional photography, what message you send with your photos to your potential clients, how to tap into your personal brand in the most authentic way, gaining confidence on-camera, and more!Chapters02:16 - What message do you want to send to get potential clients04:09 - The process, deciding what photo to take05:39 - Capturing people the way they want to be seen08:17 - The goal of personal brand photography11:30 - Having fun14:36 - Other types of photoshoots16:04 - Over 4020:17 - How often should you update your headshots?23:58 - Why you should invest in professional photographs33:42 - What makes a good photo vs a great photo34:28 - Confidence, how to get comfortable on-camera36:20 - Final tips37:35 - What’s next for Veronica 40:35 - Where to find VeronicaConnect with Veronica - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/vongueartVisit Vongue Art Photography  - https://www.vongueart.com/…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Headshots #Photography #Branding #ProfessionalPhotographer
S5E26: How to Get Your Company's Financials Investor Ready with Daryl Ching
Apr 2 2024
S5E26: How to Get Your Company's Financials Investor Ready with Daryl Ching
Are you worried about the finances of your company? Do you want to be successful in securing the funds to grow your business to the next level? For business owners, a comprehensive understanding of company finances is necessary in order to secure funding from bankings or investors, but is too often overlooked. Daryl Ching CFA is the Managing Partner at Vistance Capital Advisory. Having spent 10 years in investment banking and 10 years working in an executive role at small businesses, Daryl has a unique vantage point to bridge the gap between small businesses and institutions offering capital, having been on both sides. As a result, he started Vistance Capital Advisory to help small and medium size businesses to be ready to get the funding they need to continue to grow and succeed.In this episode, we share tips for small business owners on how to get their finances in order, the importance of cutting overlooked expenses, looking at accounting as a value-added expense, why people are your greatest assets, and more!Chapters:02:14 - Tips for small business owners to get their finances in order06:16 - Notice to Reader vs Audited Financial Statements09:21 - Importance of cutting overlooked business expenses11:34 - Looking at accounting as a value-added expense / how accounting more than pays for itself16:10 - The bigger picture and what sets Daryl apart 19:02 - Challenges with becoming an accountant21:52 - Tips and strategies for gross profit margins26:25 - Challenges with scaling as a CEO28:59 - Why people are your greatest assets32:24 - What’s next for Daryl33:55 - Where to find DarylConnect with Daryl - https://www.linkedin.com/in/daryl-ching-cfa-b28b845/Visit Vistance Capital - https://vistancecapital.com/ …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Business #Finance #Accounting #Investor
S5E25: Protecting Your Digital Identity and the Human Element of Cybersecurity with Greg LePard
Mar 26 2024
S5E25: Protecting Your Digital Identity and the Human Element of Cybersecurity with Greg LePard
When was the last time you changed your passwords? Do you have an online alias to protect yourself from being hacked? Cybersecurity safeguards sensitive information, critical infrastructure, and personal privacy from malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities. Have you taken action to protect and prepare yourself and your business for the inevitable?Gregory Dharma LePard (Greg LePard) is a seasoned and ethical hacker, as well as an award-winning cybersecurity expert, evangelist, author, and mentor. With over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, Greg's company, Cybersnap, focuses on a people-centric approach to cybersecurity. The company aims to educate and empower each level of an organization to create a Human Firewall of protection. Greg's holistic approach to cybersecurity protection establishes a culture of awareness and prevention, leading to a much more secure cybersecurity posture.In this episode, Greg shares why he is on a mission to empower everyone to become cyber aware, tips for protecting your digital identity, why you should change your password, what it means to be an ethical hacker, and more!Chapters:02:26 - Empowering everyone to become cyber aware03:53 - Tips to become cyber aware and the human firewall10:06 - Tips and Strategies 15:05 - Taking fear away and what to look for19:12 - Passwords20:58 - How often to change passwords and why you should be creating an alias25:43 - What it means to be an ethical hacker28:30 - How to protect yourself online30:31 - Final thoughts32:56 - What’s next for Greg35:10 - Where to find Greg36:05 - What to look for in a cybersecurity professionalConnect with Greg - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-dharma-lepardVisit Cybersnap - https://cybersnap.caCheck out Greg’s books:HOME. A Step-by-Step Guide to Cybersecurity Protection at Home: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0C9S574N7/?coliid=IAIJ9SZE9W9I9&colid=2UFZ4WEZW66O1&psc=1&ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_lstpd_SFPJJF8YKZ1ZRJTT5THACHILDREN. A PARENTS GUIDE ON HOW TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE IN A DIGITAL WORLD: https://a.co/d/hPmXmmcEND-USER. CYBERSECURITY FOR THE HOME OFFICE: https://www.amazon.com/END-USER-Cybersecurity-Gregory-Dharma-LePard-ebook/dp/B0CQQFQLXG/ref=sr_1_3?qid=1705954586&refinements=p_27%3AGregory+LePard&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Gregory+LePard…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.com#Cybersecurity #DigitalID #Hacker #Security
How Business Leaders Unleash Their Confidence with Laural Carr | S5E24
Mar 19 2024
How Business Leaders Unleash Their Confidence with Laural Carr | S5E24
The trick to business leadership is knowing who you are, what you are good at, and how to communicate effectively. This will not only boost your confidence in your own abilities and decision-making, but also have a positive impact on your business and on those around you. But how do you discover and unleash your confidence?Laural Carr is an award-winning marketer and Founder of Impagination Inc. She is passionate about helping her clients to work in their natural style and achieve their desired results with ease. She helps businesses find more clients, shorten their sales cycle and generate more revenue. She is a Kolbe™ Certified Consultant and loves to help business leaders and their teams to excel. As a Marketing Mindset Coach, she helps her clients to show-up and find their marketing groove by identifying their unique strategy. Impagination Inc. builds smart, targeted strategies to differentiate your business and streamline business development to find more clients like your best clients. They uniquely tailor the strategy and the message to be easy for the people who drive the business. In this episode, Laural shares her passion for helping others become their most confident selves, why this is important for leadership and business, a conversation on Kolbe, the Business Leadership Breakthrough, and more!Chapters:02:49 - Passion for helping others to be confident in themselves03:41 - Kolbe™14:40 - Why confidence is important for leadership and business19:40 - Business Leadership Breakthrough  30:57 - EXCELerate202436:53 - More on the Business Leadership Breakthrough38:52 - Where to find Laural Join the Business Leadership Breakthrough Waiting List - https://www.impaginationinc.com/business-leadership-breakthrough-waitlist/Connect with Laural on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauralcarr/Visit Impagination Inc - www.impaginationinc.com…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Confidence #Leadership #Business #Motivation #Success
S5E23: Lessons Learned as an Entrepreneur with Jan Campbell
Mar 12 2024
S5E23: Lessons Learned as an Entrepreneur with Jan Campbell
Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is a transformative experience. Through both the highs and the lows, every moment offers a chance to learn and grow, and discover more of who you are.Jan Campbell is the founder and CEO of Strategisense Consulting and has over 30 years of experience working with hundreds of organizations around the world to bring about transformative change in non-profit, government, education, and corporate sectors. Her commitment to understanding organizations and individuals has led her to be a trusted advisor on strategy, governance, leadership development, operational effectiveness, organizational design, and equity, diversity and inclusion. She is also a certified executive coach, facilitator, consultant, and speaker, supporting executive leaders and teams to expand their ability to clarify strategy, lead change, build adaptive organizational cultures, and advance in their careers. In this episode, we discuss how Jan embarked on her entrepreneurial journey, embracing the ‘CEO Mentality’, her love for strategy, lessons learned along the way, and more in our 100th episode of REVUP Your Business with Hilda Gan!Chapters:01:18 - Intro04:14 - How Jan got started on her  journey / the importance and reward of impact14:20 - How Jan is focusing on her business17:37 - The shift to ‘CEO Mentality’ and becoming an employer20:34 - Entrepreneurs - Born or made?22:35 - Love for strategy26:03 - Hilda’s Entrepreneur DNA28:22 - Highs and Lows37:12 - Lessons learned40:04 - The power of networking, community and support groups43:10 - Power of your team and the people you work with47:05 - What’s next for Jan48:50 - Where to find JanConnect with Jan - www.linkedin.com/in/jancampbell/Visit Strategisense - https://strategisense.com/…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#Entrepreneurship #Entrepreneur #Business #Journey #Leadership
S5E22: Optimizing Your Hybrid Work Environment for Employee Engagement with Erika MacKay
Mar 5 2024
S5E22: Optimizing Your Hybrid Work Environment for Employee Engagement with Erika MacKay
In today's dynamic workforce, optimizing a hybrid work environment is crucial for fostering and sustaining healthy employee engagement. As organizations increasingly adopt flexible work arrangements, striking the right balance between remote and in-office work becomes paramount. A well-optimized hybrid work model acknowledges the diverse needs of employees, nurtures a positive company culture, helps attract and retain top talent, and reflects an organization's commitment to employee well-being. Erika MacKay is a workspace wellness expert and advocate for spaces that help us feel and perform at our best. She is a registered Interior Designer, a member of the International WELL Building Standard Faculty, and a part time faculty member at Conestoga College. As founder and CEO of Niche for design she is focused on growing her team and their impact. She is fascinated by hybrid offices, flexible “coworking,” environments, and the opportunity to create connection and belonging in physical “office” spaces. Her next business venture is going to be an embodiment of this new work “experience”.In this episode, we discuss the challenges and benefits between working remotely vs in-person, how to optimize your workspace in a people-centric way, tips, strategies and the ROI to your operating costs and employee engagement, how to create your hybrid work schedule, and more!Chapters02:25 - Erika’s passion for making sure workspaces are optimized 03:34 - Working remotely vs in-person07:27 - Why do you need to come back to the office / the power of in person connection11:23 - People-first culture benefits and rightsizing to support a people centric culture14:26 - Making sure your workplace is utilized to the needs16:03 - Tips for designing spaces for different needs and roles 18:44 - Tips for designing multi-function spaces 24:26 - How to create your hybrid work schedule26:12 - Maximizing ROI for your office space needs31:35 - Shared working spaces and how to allow employees to have their own ‘space’34:07 - Final thoughts35:29 - Where to find ErikaConnect with Erika LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/erikamackayVisit Niche for Design - www.nichefordesign.com…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#HybridWork #EmployeeEngagement #Productivity #Office #Work
S5E21: The Power of Relationship Marketing with Barbara Mowat
Feb 27 2024
S5E21: The Power of Relationship Marketing with Barbara Mowat
Relationship marketing is a strategic approach that prioritizes building and nurturing long-term connections. It aims to create a strong connection, beyond one-time transactions, which can lead to repeat business, referrals, increased customer satisfaction and client loyalty. Barbara Mowat is the President and Founder of GroYourBiz Ltd, and an amazing trailblazer, business development specialist and global connector. She has a passion for helping build the capacity of growing businesses and is recognized as an international business leader. She has assisted over 12,000 Canadian entrepreneurs to access increased markets. Barbara is well known for creating GroYourBiz, a membership organization that offers monthly peer business Advisory Boards for women entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next growth level. As part of this, she produces the EXCELerate conferences, a global women’s conference, held in Vancouver, with the next one coming on April 24-26, 2024.In this episode, we discuss the importance of relationship marketing, peer advisory boards, as well as GroYourBiz and the upcoming EXCELerate 2024 Conference which takes place in Vancouver from April 24-26, 2024.Chapters 00:50 - Intro04:04 - A conversation on the importance of Relationship Marketing20:52 - GroYourBiz / Peer advisory boards32:35 - EXCELerate Conference42:09 - How to register for EXCELerate202446:18 - Where to find BarbaraConnect with Barbara on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/barbaramowatVisit GrowYourBiz  - https://groyourbiz.com/ Register for EXCELerate 2024 - https://excelerate2024.com/ …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#relationshipmarketing #advisoryboard #networking #business #leadership
S5E20: How to Build Authentic and Engaging Mental Health Strategies in the Workplace with Amy Stein
Feb 20 2024
S5E20: How to Build Authentic and Engaging Mental Health Strategies in the Workplace with Amy Stein
Promoting and recognizing mental health in the workplace is vital for fostering a positive and productive work environment. It only enhances the employee experience by creating an atmosphere where individuals can thrive personally and professionally, but also contributes to overall organizational success by building a resilient and engaged workforce. From offering mental health resources and counselling services to creating a stigma-free culture that encourages support and open dialogue, businesses are increasingly acknowledging the importance of addressing mental health concerns in the workplace. Amy Stein is a purpose driven social impact and retail executive. She is very proud to be the Executive Director of the Pixel Foundation (formerly Henry’s Foundation), which envisions a Canada where creative expression, in all its forms, is recognized as an effective way to promote, support and improve mental health. With over 20 years of corporate experience across all areas of business, Amy loves the challenge of building something from nothing. She is passionate about defining a strategy and creating the infrastructure to execute on it, and she has the natural ability to get a team working together toward the same goal. Above all, she is driven by the opportunity to use her corporate skills to make a social impact that really matters. While the Pixel Foundation, launched just before the pandemic, Amy stayed the course and positioned the foundation’s reputation as a strong voice in the mental health community in three short years. Throughout her career, Amy has been a vital part of Henry’s, Canada’s greatest camera store—the fourth-generation family business started by her great-grandfather in 1909 that became the largest digital imaging retailer in Canada. From working at the sales counter alongside her grandmother as a little girl, Amy went on to work in nearly every part of the business—from merchandising, to marketing, to purchasing, to logistics, to sales—and she sat on the board of directors of both Henry’s and its foundation.  Amy graduated from Dalhousie University with her MBA and Bachelor of Recreation in Sports Marketing.In this episode, Amy shares her personal family experiences with mental health, the importance of her work with the Pixel Foundation, how to help others experiencing mental health challenges, workplace strategies, and more! Chapters00:59 - Intro03:21 - Why mental health is important to Amy and her family05:45 - Sharing stories about mental health with the Pixel Foundation07:08 - How to help others experiencing mental health challenges09:27 - How to talk about mental health challenges13:07 - Strategies / trends for helping address mental health in the workplace15:37 - Strategies for workplace leaders to recognize mental health challenges in the workplace21:27 - How to help people understand the impact of mental health24:49 - Final thoughts25:36 - What’s next for Amy26:26 - Connect with AmyConnect with Amy on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amystein24Visit Pixel Foundation - https://pixelfoundation.org/partners/ …Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #employeeexperience #workculture #hr
S5E19: Words That Sell: How to Write Compelling Copy with Kate Bonnycastle
Feb 13 2024
S5E19: Words That Sell: How to Write Compelling Copy with Kate Bonnycastle
Copywriting is about more than just words. It’s the art and science of crafting persuasive and compelling written content with the purpose of driving action, creating emotional connection, and conveying messages that resonate and motivate your audience. Whether you’re creating a landing page, composing an email or social media post, effective copywriting is essential in today’s business world.Kate Bonnycastle gets a kick out of helping entrepreneurs find the exact words they need to land clients they love. She goes deep into word choice and language to make writing pop and offers sell. Kate has spent 15-plus years in agencies, marketing departments, and her own business copywriting for clients around the world. Her specialty is nailing brand voice and abstract ideas so coaches and consultants can attract and convert naturally, honestly and consistently. When building your business is part of how you express who you are, finding the right words is essential... and hard! Kate turns writing from a Terrifying Task into a Powerful Practice so you can connect with the people who need you.In this episode, Kate shares the 3 components of brand voice (word choice, pacing and attitude), things we have to unlearn to sound ‘normal’, how to put more of YOU into your writing in a way that cannot be AI generated, if you can make your writing personal without making it too personal, and much more!Chapters00:55 - Intro02:32 - Tips for copywriting03:53 - How to put more of your personality or brand into your writing10:14 - Ideal word length. How many words to use?12:01 - Adding personality into your writing16:09 - A conversation on AI, why the human element is so important28:00 - Final tips (saying the right thing to attract the right people)33:35 - What’s next for Kate35:01 - Where to find KateConnect with Kate on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/katebonnycastleVisit Kate’s website - https://www.katebcastle.ca/…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#copywriting #writing #AI #business #communication
S5E18: How to Attract New Opportunities on LinkedIn with Sabita Singh
Feb 7 2024
S5E18: How to Attract New Opportunities on LinkedIn with Sabita Singh
LinkedIn recently surpassed 1 billion users and is the largest professional network in the world. Maintaining an active presence on the platform has become essential for professionals and offers countless opportunities for networking, career development, and knowledge sharing.✅ 82% of people are more likely to trust a company whose leadership engages on LinkedIn ✅ 66% of people are more likely to recommend a company or brand if they follow the company Your profile is a key step in building your powerful online brand. All-star LinkedIn profiles receive 40 times more opportunities than profiles that are missing key information. When was the last time you looked at your LinkedIn profile - are you set up for success on the platform?Sabita Singh is the President of Trivetta Consulting Inc. After recognizing the power of LinkedIn at KPMG, Sabita specialized in becoming a strategic LinkedIn coach, trainer and speaker. She writes all-star LinkedIn profiles for her clients to improve their visibility on LinkedIn. In addition, Sabita coaches them on how to build an ACTIVE LinkedIn presence to attract new career and business opportunities. As an Accredited Business Communicator who is passionate about internal communications, Sabita enjoys showing organizations how to leverage their employees as brand ambassadors on LinkedIn. In this episode, Sabita shares her top tips for success on LinkedIn, including how to achieve an ‘all-star profile’ with a strong ‘Headline’ and ‘About’ section, importance of optimizing your content and becoming a thought leader, whether or not it is okay to share personal content on the platform, and much more!Chapters01:00 - Intro / How Sabita got started / the rise of LinkedIn05:16 - Keys for success and the importance of building trust on LinkedIn07:46 - The ‘Headline’ and ‘About’ section09:18 - The importance of optimizing your content and becoming a thought leader13:28 - Optimizing for an ‘all-star profile’14:51 - Be personal with a well rounded ‘About’ section18:58 - Is it okay to share personal content on LinkedIn? (Personal content with a professional context)22:48 - Speaking opportunities 27:16 - What’s next for Sabita32:05 - Boasting versus sharing helpful insights as a thought leader33:35 - Where to find SabitaConnect with Sabita on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/sabitasingh Visit Trivetta Consulting - https://www.trivetta.com/…Hosted by Hilda Gan - ca.linkedin.com/in/hildagan Visit us at - peoplebrightconsulting.comFollow usLinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/pplbrightTwitter - twitter.com/pplbright Facebook - www.facebook.com/pplbrightInstagram - www.instagram.com/pplbright/ Hilda Gan is a sought-after expert on effective HR strategies, work culture enhancement, and employee engagement. Unique among HR consultants, Hilda combines over 25 years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience.People Bright Consulting is an award-winning HR Management Consulting firm that helps leaders of companies build the foundations for successful hiring, healthy and inclusive work culture, and engaged staff. It starts with listening to our clients and finding pragmatic customized business solutions to HR problems.#LinkedIn #socialmedia #strategy #networking #connections #opportunities